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Cayman Islands National Gallery acquires 4 new works

Wednesday, 20 February the National Gallery was pleased to host a reception in the Upper Gallery in honour of four new works joining the National Collection.

The Ministry of Culture has supported the expansion of the National Art Collection at the National Gallery for a second year through the acquisition of four new artworks.

The four artworks selected for this donation are by preeminent Caymanian artists: Native Sons’s Chris Christian, Gordon Solomon and Al Ebanks, along with Shane “Dready” Aquart.

On Wednesday 20th Director Natalie Urquhart and the Minister of Culture Hon. Dwayne S. Seymour, MLA, JP, welcomed guests to the introduction and viewing of these new acquisitions.

On 1 March 2019, NGCI staff members Jessica Ebanks (Education Coordinator) and Lauren Anderton (Arts Administrator) had a great time at the John Gray High School Careers Fair.

They had over 100 students visit their table and leave behind their mark on their “What Do You Want To Be?” drawing table. 
Thank you to all the students who stopped by to chat with them about creative careers and to learn more about what goes on at the Gallery.

For more information on our Education Department and internship and work experience opportunities at the Gallery, visit our staff members at the upcoming career fairs:
Layman E. Scott High School Career Fair: Friday, 22 March 2019
OR get in touch with Jessica at [email protected].

Cross Currents to open at the Little Cayman Museum

Cross Currents opened at the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands in Grand Cayman 9 February, 2019.

In launching this Biennial, the National Gallery seeks to encourage artists to challenge the boundaries of contemporary Caymanian art and and to critically engage with their surroundings.

In keeping with our mission to promote the appreciation and practice of visual arts in and of the Cayman Islands, the Cross Currents Biennial will be crossing the water to our sister islands. 

Over the coming days NGCI staff members Simon Tatum and William Helfrecht will be setting up a branching Cross Current exhibit at the Little Cayman Museum.Once open, viewing hours will be Monday to Friday from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

What’s On at the National Gallery

Educators are invited to a special evening featuring guided tours of NGCI’s exhibitions, hands-on art making, and networking. 
Educators will be given a teacher’s pack featuring information about local artists, art styles, and example NGCI tour options.
This free after-hours event is open to teachers from all subject and grade levels.

For more information and to RSVP, contact [email protected]

Marketing mixology – building your brand

As a working artist, it’s not enough to produce art. To create a sustainable business around your creative practice you will need to infuse a strong marketing strategy to promote your brand. 
This workshop-style session aims to help artists navigate the fast-changing marketing landscape. Topics include brand values, digital marketing, and public relations. With practical examples, ideas and approaches this presentation will give artists the tools to brand, market and promote their creative art practice.

This workshop will be held 13 March, 2019.6:00 PM – 7:30PM.For more dates and information please click here.  

Feature Friday#shopping

Unleash the artisan in you with the many Craft-tastic Kits by Ann Williams available in our gift shop. 

Starting at CI$9.00 these kits are fun to make and wear, and with everything included its an easy way for kids to create their own chic accessories. 
Stop by our shop in the Lower Gallery to view all of exciting DIY kits and more.

Gift Shop Hours are:Mon – Sat 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Get Involved at the Gallery – Become a Member Today!

Are you looking for ways to get involved with the National Gallery?
Become a member of the National Gallery today by visiting us online or stopping by our location off of Esterley Tibbetts Highway. 
Don’t forget the wide range of amazing benefits that are available to our members that include: 
1) An invitation to members’ preview evenings for each new exhibition.2) An exclusive invitation to our Members’ Christmas Party.3) National Gallery electronic newsletters and bulletins (optional).4) First word on upcoming exhibitions, programming and NGCI National Collection acquisitions.5) A 10% discount on all continuing education courses at NGCI.6) A 10% discount in the NGCI Store.
And much more!
Visit our website to renew online, call 945 8111 or email[email protected]


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